Week of Sunday, September 8, 2013
(104 events)

Sunday, September 8, 2013 (18 events)

  • Skagit Tours: Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours and North Cascades explorer tours every weekend through early September in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Newhalem walking tours and occasional powerhouse tours are also offered. Walking tours are free; boat tours and explorer tours are $18-$35. http://www.skagittours.com
    12:00am
  • Eat Local Month: Dozens of opportunities for dining locally will take place through September as part of Sustainable Connections' "Eat Local Month" in Whatcom County. The events will highlight local foods, farms and fishers, and there'll be cooking classes, special dinners, food-focused movies, foraging trips, farm tours and more. Check the website listed here for a full roster of events. http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
    12:00am
  • Greek Festival: Baklava, gyros, spanakopita, lamb, souvlaki on a stick and many more delicious menu items will be available at the annual Greek Festival happening from 11am-9pm Thursday through Saturday and 11am-8pm Sunday at St. Sophia Church, 510 E. Sunset Dr. Music and dancing will also be part of the fun. http://www.bellinghamgreekfest.org
    11:00am
  • Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Get in on the sister act when Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls the Dice shows this week at various times Wednesday through Sunday and the following Wednesday and Thursday at the Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Expect "Sister" to tackle everything from magicians and show girls to live animal acts and the dangers of drive-through marriage chapels. The interactive comedy shows through Sept. 15. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Bard on the Beach: Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Measure for Measure, and Elizabeth Rex show in repertory at Bard on the Beach through Sept. 14 at Vancouver B.C.’s Vanier Park. Tickets are $25-$43 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    12:00am
  • Grease Jr.: The students of Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth (BAAY) will present showings of the musical Grease Jr. at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the group's headquarters at 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $10. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Soapbox Sh’Bang: Vaudeville, circus performances, burlesque, art installations, an international array of live bands, off-road derby action and much, much more will be part of the 6th all "Soapbox Sh'Bang" starting at 3pm Friday and continuing until 8pm Sunday at the Lookout Arts Quarry near Alger (246 Old Highway 99). Entry is $35 in advance and $45 at the door ($10 for kids). Advance camping and day passes can also be purchased. The Soapbox Sh’Bang! returns for its sixth sensational year to the Lookout http://www.shbangfest.com
    3:00pm
  • Dahlia Show: The best growers in Whatcom County, upper Puget Sound, and lower British Columbia will exhibit more than 1,500 dahlia blooms at the Whatcom County Dahlia Society's annual "Dahlia Show" from 12-5pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday at Bloedel Donovan, 2214 Electric Ave. Entry is free. http://www.whatcomcountydahliasociety.org
    12:00pm
  • Whatcom Water Weeks: "Water, Food & You" will be the theme of the annual "Whatcom Water Weeks," which will feature a number of events Sept. 7-22 throughout Whatcom County. Businesses, nonprofits and community groups will celebrate the importance of water, share info about the state of the resource, offer stewardship opportunities and expand awareness and appreciation of our marine and freshwater resources and the role water plays in our lives. See the website listed here for a full roster of events. A kickoff http://www.whatcomwin.org
    11:00am
  • FAIRHAVEN RIDE: Meet up with folks from Fairhaven Bike & Ski for a weekly race-pace ride at 8am at the Fairhaven Village Green. 733-4433 or http://www.fairhavenbike.com
    8:00am
  • Skagit Flats Marathon: The 36th annual Skagit Flats Marathon and Half-Marathon begins at 8am at Burlington-Edison High School, 301 N. Burlington Blvd. Entry fees are $65-$103. http://www.skagitrunners.org
    8:00am
  • Rabbit Ride: Join members of the Mt. Baker Bike Club for the weekly “Rabbit Ride” starting at 8:30am at Fairhaven Bike & Ski, 1108 11th St. The 32-mile route sees riders heading down Chuckanut and back via Lake Samish. 733-4433 or http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    8:30am
  • Lummi Island Run for Beach School: Participants can choose from among four distances at the inaugural Lummi Island Run for Beach School from 8:30am-2:30pm at 2106 N. Nugent Rd. A 100-yard dash for kids, a 3.5-mile run or walk or 7-mile and 14-mile runs are available. Entry is $10-$55; funds raised benefit the island's "34 youngest neighbors." http://www.lummiislandrun1.eventbrite.com
    8:30am
  • Classic Car Show: The Studebaker Drivers Club will host its 41st annual Classic Car Show from 9am-3pm at Ferndale's Hovander Homestead Park, 5299 Nielsen Ave. All makes and models are welcome. Entry is free to peruse the vehicles. Those who want to show off their rides will pay $10. (360) 935-4468
    9:00am
  • Four Shillings Short: Traditional Irish and Scottish songs can be heard alongside folk ballads, old-time songs, Indian ragas and more when Four Shillings Short performs at 2pm at Nancy's Farm, 2030 E. Smith Rd. Suggested donation is $15. http://www.nancysfarm.com
    2:00pm
  • Pond Poetry: The loss of childhood innocence, essential bonds with the natural world and the complexity of familial love will be among the themes Sheila Sondik will explore when she reads from her new book of poetry, Fishing a Familiar Pond, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book also features Sondik's art prints. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • A Taste of History: The final "Taste of Local History" four-course dinner begins at 5pm at the Fountain Bistro, 1910 Broadway Ave. Local historians the Good Time Girls will be on hand to talk about "Scofflaws vs. Teetotalers." Entry is $40. 778-3671
    5:00pm
  • Kimya Dawson: Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Kimya Dawson will perform at 7pm at the Anacortes Depot, 611 R Ave. Spectres and folk-punk musician Paul Baribeau will also perform. Tickets to the all-ages show will be $5 in advance or $6 at the door. http://www.knw-yr-own.com
    7:00pm

Monday, September 9, 2013 (8 events)

  • Skagit Tours: Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours and North Cascades explorer tours every weekend through early September in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Newhalem walking tours and occasional powerhouse tours are also offered. Walking tours are free; boat tours and explorer tours are $18-$35. http://www.skagittours.com
    12:00am
  • Eat Local Month: Dozens of opportunities for dining locally will take place through September as part of Sustainable Connections' "Eat Local Month" in Whatcom County. The events will highlight local foods, farms and fishers, and there'll be cooking classes, special dinners, food-focused movies, foraging trips, farm tours and more. Check the website listed here for a full roster of events. http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
    12:00am
  • Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Get in on the sister act when Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls the Dice shows this week at various times Wednesday through Sunday and the following Wednesday and Thursday at the Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Expect "Sister" to tackle everything from magicians and show girls to live animal acts and the dangers of drive-through marriage chapels. The interactive comedy shows through Sept. 15. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Bard on the Beach: Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Measure for Measure, and Elizabeth Rex show in repertory at Bard on the Beach through Sept. 14 at Vancouver B.C.’s Vanier Park. Tickets are $25-$43 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    12:00am
  • Whatcom Water Weeks: "Water, Food & You" will be the theme of the annual "Whatcom Water Weeks," which will feature a number of events Sept. 7-22 throughout Whatcom County. Businesses, nonprofits and community groups will celebrate the importance of water, share info about the state of the resource, offer stewardship opportunities and expand awareness and appreciation of our marine and freshwater resources and the role water plays in our lives. See the website listed here for a full roster of events. A kickoff http://www.whatcomwin.org
    11:00am
  • Bike Maintenance Basics: Learn how to lube a chain, fix a flat in record time and make other minor adjustments to your ride at a free "Bike Maintenance Basics" clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Please register in advance. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Blaine Book Group: Discuss John Kennedy O'Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces at tonight's Book Discussion Group meeting from 6-8p at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. All are welcome. 305-3600
    6:00pm
  • Guffawingham: A new weekly open mic for comedians, dubbed “Guffawingham!,” takes place at 8pm Mondays at the Green Frog, 1015 N. State St. Entry is free. http://www.acoustictavern.com
    8:00pm

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 (8 events)

  • Skagit Tours: Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours and North Cascades explorer tours every weekend through early September in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Newhalem walking tours and occasional powerhouse tours are also offered. Walking tours are free; boat tours and explorer tours are $18-$35. http://www.skagittours.com
    12:00am
  • Eat Local Month: Dozens of opportunities for dining locally will take place through September as part of Sustainable Connections' "Eat Local Month" in Whatcom County. The events will highlight local foods, farms and fishers, and there'll be cooking classes, special dinners, food-focused movies, foraging trips, farm tours and more. Check the website listed here for a full roster of events. http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
    12:00am
  • Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Get in on the sister act when Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls the Dice shows this week at various times Wednesday through Sunday and the following Wednesday and Thursday at the Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Expect "Sister" to tackle everything from magicians and show girls to live animal acts and the dangers of drive-through marriage chapels. The interactive comedy shows through Sept. 15. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Bard on the Beach: Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Measure for Measure, and Elizabeth Rex show in repertory at Bard on the Beach through Sept. 14 at Vancouver B.C.’s Vanier Park. Tickets are $25-$43 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    12:00am
  • Whatcom Water Weeks: "Water, Food & You" will be the theme of the annual "Whatcom Water Weeks," which will feature a number of events Sept. 7-22 throughout Whatcom County. Businesses, nonprofits and community groups will celebrate the importance of water, share info about the state of the resource, offer stewardship opportunities and expand awareness and appreciation of our marine and freshwater resources and the role water plays in our lives. See the website listed here for a full roster of events. A kickoff http://www.whatcomwin.org
    11:00am
  • Sign Language Classes: The Hearing, Speech, and Deafness Center offers American Sign Language classes as a free service to the community from 12-1pm on the first three Tuesdays of each month in Bellingham. Participants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. 255-7166 or 647-0910
    12:00pm
  • Sci-Fi Writing Group: The Spec Fiction/Sci-Fi Writing Group meets from 6-8pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. For more info 671-2626
    6:00pm
  • Summiting Mt. Everest Talk: "Reaching the Sky: Bellingham to Everest on Mt. Everest" will be the focus of a talk and slide presentation with Dave Mauro at 7:30pm at Backcountry Essentials, 214 W. Holly St. Mauro recently finished summiting Mt. Everest—making him the 65th American to climb the world's seven summits. Tickets are $10-$12. Proceeds benefit Brigid Collins Family Support Center. http://www.reachingthesky.brownpapertickets.com
    7:30pm

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 (14 events)

  • Skagit Tours: Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours and North Cascades explorer tours every weekend through early September in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Newhalem walking tours and occasional powerhouse tours are also offered. Walking tours are free; boat tours and explorer tours are $18-$35. http://www.skagittours.com
    12:00am
  • Eat Local Month: Dozens of opportunities for dining locally will take place through September as part of Sustainable Connections' "Eat Local Month" in Whatcom County. The events will highlight local foods, farms and fishers, and there'll be cooking classes, special dinners, food-focused movies, foraging trips, farm tours and more. Check the website listed here for a full roster of events. http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
    12:00am
  • Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Get in on the sister act when Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls the Dice shows this week at various times Wednesday through Sunday and the following Wednesday and Thursday at the Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Expect "Sister" to tackle everything from magicians and show girls to live animal acts and the dangers of drive-through marriage chapels. The interactive comedy shows through Sept. 15. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Bard on the Beach: Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Measure for Measure, and Elizabeth Rex show in repertory at Bard on the Beach through Sept. 14 at Vancouver B.C.’s Vanier Park. Tickets are $25-$43 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    12:00am
  • Whatcom Water Weeks: "Water, Food & You" will be the theme of the annual "Whatcom Water Weeks," which will feature a number of events Sept. 7-22 throughout Whatcom County. Businesses, nonprofits and community groups will celebrate the importance of water, share info about the state of the resource, offer stewardship opportunities and expand awareness and appreciation of our marine and freshwater resources and the role water plays in our lives. See the website listed here for a full roster of events. A kickoff http://www.whatcomwin.org
    11:00am
  • Doig Book Discussion: Ivan Doig's The Bartender's Tale will be the focus at today's Book Discussion Group meeting from 11am-1pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. 305-3600
    11:00am
  • Wednesday Farmers Market: Visit the Wednesday Market from 12-5pm every Wednesday through September at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    12:00pm
  • Second Chapter Book Discussion: The 2nd Chapter Book Discussion Group meets to discuss Steven Johnson's The Ghost Map from 2-4pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. 778-7230
    2:00pm
  • GROUP RIDE: The Mt. Baker Bike Club hosts a Group Ride starting every Wednesday at 6pm at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Be prepared to ride for 30 miles at a race/training pace, and regroup at the brewery following the excursion. http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    6:00pm
  • Evening Epic Run: A weekly “Evening Epic Run” begins at 6pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The strenuous runs are 1.5-2 hours in length on hilly terrain with experienced trail runners. Entry is free. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • Brews Cruise: Join San Juan Cruises for Bellingham Bay “Brews Cruises” from 6:30-8pm every Wednesday through Sept. 11 leaving from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Tickets are $35 and include tasting of three different beers from local and regional breweries—and a great view. http://www.whales.com
    6:30pm
  • Fires and Highways: Local poets Richard Widerkehr (Her Story of Fire) and Sheila Nickerson (Along the Alaska Highway) will read from their respective works at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Chuckanut Sandstone Writers Theater: Join the Chuckanut Sandstone Writers Theater for the group's monthly Open Mic at 7pm at the cafe at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Bring along your original writings; all styles and topics are welcome. http://www.chuckanutsandstoneblogspot.com
    7:00pm
  • Scottish Country Dance Social: Join the Scottish Country Dance Club from 7-9:30pm every Wednesday for a public dance at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Beginners and intermediate dancers are welcome, and no partner or experience is needed. Drop-in fees are $8, but those who are showing up for the first time will gain free entry. http://www.bellinghamscd.org
    7:00pm

Thursday, September 12, 2013 (22 events)

  • FInal Week of Bard on the Beach: Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Measure for Measure, and Elizabeth Rex show in repertory at Bard on the Beach through Saturday at Vancouver B.C.’s Vanier Park. Tickets are $25-$43 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    12:00am
  • Eat Local Month: Dozens of opportunities for dining locally will take place through September as part of Sustainable Connections' "Eat Local Month" in Whatcom County. The events will highlight local foods, farms and fishers, and there'll be cooking classes, special dinners, food-focused movies, foraging trips, farm tours and more. Check the website listed here for a full roster of events. http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
    12:00am
  • Music Box #5: Heartbroken and Hopeful Again: A new season opens with showings of "MusicBox #5: Heartbroken and Hopeful Again" this weekend with 9pm gigs Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Performances—which combine the talents of musical groups City of Lost Children and Falling Upstairs, writer Solomon Olmstead, and choreographer Kelly Bjork—continue through Sept. 21. Tickets are $10. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    9:00pm
  • Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Get in on the sister act when Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls the Dice shows this week at various times Wednesday through Sunday and the following Wednesday and Thursday at the Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Expect "Sister" to tackle everything from magicians and show girls to live animal acts and the dangers of drive-through marriage chapels. The interactive comedy shows through Sept. 15. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Bard on the Beach: Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Measure for Measure, and Elizabeth Rex show in repertory at Bard on the Beach through Sept. 14 at Vancouver B.C.’s Vanier Park. Tickets are $25-$43 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    12:00am
  • Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Get in on the sister act when Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls the Dice shows for the final week at various times Wednesday through Sunday at Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Expect "Sister" to tackle everything from magicians and show girls to live animal acts and the dangers of drive-through marriage chapels. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Cheating Cheaters: Nun impersonators, burglars, larceny and saintly visits can be expected when Foothills Theater presents Cheating Cheaters at 7pm Thursday and Friday and 2pm Sunday at Everson's Nooksack Valley High School Performing Arts Center, 3326 E. Badger Rd. Tickets are $5-$8. (360) 966-7561
    7:00pm
  • Whatcom Water Weeks: "Water, Food & You" will be the theme of the annual "Whatcom Water Weeks," which will feature a number of events through Sept. 22 throughout Whatcom County. Businesses, nonprofits and community groups will celebrate the importance of water, share info about the state of the resource, offer stewardship opportunities and expand awareness and appreciation of our marine and freshwater resources and the role water plays in our lives. See the website listed here for a full roster of events. http://www.whatcomwin.org
    12:00am
  • Whatcom Water Weeks: "Water, Food & You" will be the theme of the annual "Whatcom Water Weeks," which will feature a number of events Sept. 7-22 throughout Whatcom County. Businesses, nonprofits and community groups will celebrate the importance of water, share info about the state of the resource, offer stewardship opportunities and expand awareness and appreciation of our marine and freshwater resources and the role water plays in our lives. See the website listed here for a full roster of events. A kickoff http://www.whatcomwin.org
    11:00am
  • Screenwriting 101: Director and screenwriter Wally Lane will lead a "Screenwriting 101: Getting Started" course from 1-3:30pm at the Burlington Public Library, 820 E. Washington. Register in advance for the free class. http://www.skagitwriters.org
    1:00pm
  • Lynden Farmers Market: Fresh veggies, fruit, meat and arts and crafts can be had at the Lynden Farmers Market, which takes place from 1-6pm every Thursday through Sept. 26 at Fourth and Front streets. 961-4061
    1:00pm
  • Community Open House: Attend a 10th anniversary celebration and community open house from 4-7pm at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Hall and find out more about the exciting season ahead. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    4:00pm
  • Andy Koch: Badd Dog Blues' Andy Koch performs blues and rock from 5:30-7:30pm at the Firehall Cafe at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Entry is free. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    5:30pm
  • After Hours Art with Christian Smith: Christian Anne Smith will share her oceanic surrealism and help you explore your own imaginative water realm at tonight's "Underwater Watercolors" After Hours Art gathering from 6-7:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. Entry is free with $5 Thursday admission. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    6:00pm
  • Have a Seat Reception: An opening reception for "Have a Seat: A History in Chairs" takes place from 6-8pm at La Conner's Skagit County Historical Museum, 501 S. 4th St. The exhibit—which will be on display through Oct. 25—features selections from teh designer furniture collection at WWU and chair's from the museum's permanent collection. http://www.skagitcounty.net/museum
    6:00pm
  • Dinner and a Movie: Ciao Thyme and the Pickford Cinema team up for "Dinner and a Movie" starting with a viewing of Like Water for Chocolate at 6:30pm at the Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St. Stick around after the show for a family-style dinner from Ciao Thyme. Cost is $100-$125. http://www.pickfordcinema.org
    6:30pm
  • Garden Music: Listen to live tunes in a beautiful setting at “Music in the Garden” concerts from 6:30-8:30pm every Thursday through September at Glen Echo Garden, 4390 Y Rd. Suggested donation is $5. http://www.glenechogarden.com
    6:30pm
  • Garden Talk: The WSU Whatcom Master Gardener Foundation will host a "Taking Gardens to the Next Level" talk with renowned garden expert and author Brian Minter at 7pm at WSU Whatcom County Extension, 1000 N. Forest St. Entry is free. 676-6736 or http://www.whatcom.wsu.edu
    7:00pm
  • Folk Dance Party: Learn Balkan, Israeli, Romani and Greek dancing with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7-10pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $5 (first-time visitors and students are free). 380-0456
    7:00pm
  • Fourth Corner Folk Dancers: Learn Balkan folk dances with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7:15-10:15pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. All ages are welcome, and no partner is necessary. Suggested donation is $5; first-time visitors and students are free. 380-0456
    7:15pm
  • Plant Hunters: Kelly Dodson and Sue Milliken of Far Reaches Farm will join the Whatcom Horticultural Society for a "Plant Hunting in Southwestern China" presentation at 7:30pm at Zuanich Point Park's Squalicum Boathouse, 2600 N. Harbor Loop Dr. Entry is $7-$12; plants from their seed-collecting in Asia will also be available for purchase. http://www.whatcomhortsociety.org
    7:30pm
  • GOOD, BAD, UGLY: Watch “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” at 8pm every Thursday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for “The Project.” Entry is $7 for the early show, $4 for the late one. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm

Friday, September 13, 2013 (17 events)

  • FInal Week of Bard on the Beach: Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Measure for Measure, and Elizabeth Rex show in repertory at Bard on the Beach through Saturday at Vancouver B.C.’s Vanier Park. Tickets are $25-$43 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    12:00am
  • Eat Local Month: Dozens of opportunities for dining locally will take place through September as part of Sustainable Connections' "Eat Local Month" in Whatcom County. The events will highlight local foods, farms and fishers, and there'll be cooking classes, special dinners, food-focused movies, foraging trips, farm tours and more. Check the website listed here for a full roster of events. http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
    12:00am
  • Music Box #5: Heartbroken and Hopeful Again: A new season opens with showings of "MusicBox #5: Heartbroken and Hopeful Again" this weekend with 9pm gigs Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Performances—which combine the talents of musical groups City of Lost Children and Falling Upstairs, writer Solomon Olmstead, and choreographer Kelly Bjork—continue through Sept. 21. Tickets are $10. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    9:00pm
  • Genre Legends: Mystery, documentary, horror, western and other film genres will likely make appearances during multiple improvised storylines at "Genre Legends" shows at 9pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $8-$10. Additional showings of the format happen Sept. 20-21. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    9:00pm
  • Bard on the Beach: Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Measure for Measure, and Elizabeth Rex show in repertory at Bard on the Beach through Sept. 14 at Vancouver B.C.’s Vanier Park. Tickets are $25-$43 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    12:00am
  • Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Get in on the sister act when Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls the Dice shows for the final week at various times Wednesday through Sunday at Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Expect "Sister" to tackle everything from magicians and show girls to live animal acts and the dangers of drive-through marriage chapels. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Cheating Cheaters: Nun impersonators, burglars, larceny and saintly visits can be expected when Foothills Theater presents Cheating Cheaters at 7pm Thursday and Friday and 2pm Sunday at Everson's Nooksack Valley High School Performing Arts Center, 3326 E. Badger Rd. Tickets are $5-$8. (360) 966-7561
    7:00pm
  • Whatcom Water Weeks: "Water, Food & You" will be the theme of the annual "Whatcom Water Weeks," which will feature a number of events through Sept. 22 throughout Whatcom County. Businesses, nonprofits and community groups will celebrate the importance of water, share info about the state of the resource, offer stewardship opportunities and expand awareness and appreciation of our marine and freshwater resources and the role water plays in our lives. See the website listed here for a full roster of events. http://www.whatcomwin.org
    12:00am
  • Fall Book Sale: Books, DVDs, CDs and more will be available at a Fall Book Sale from 10am-5pm Friday and Saturday at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. The sale happens again Sept. 20-21. http://www.wcls.org
    10:00am
  • Grease Jr.: The students of Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth (BAAY) will present showings of the musical Grease Jr. at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the group's headquarters at 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $10. P.S. This is an entirely new cast from last week's production. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Wild Things: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom Walks for "Wild Things" excursions from 9:30-11am every Friday in September at Whatcom Falls Park. Entry is by donation. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • Music Box #5: Heartbroken and Hopeful Again: Showings of "MusicBox #5: Heartbroken and Hopeful Again" happen for the final weekend with 9pm gigs Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Performance combine the talents of musical groups City of Lost Children and Falling Upstairs, writer Solomon Olmstead, and choreographer Kelly Bjork. Tickets are $10. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    12:12pm
  • Cemetery Tour: An "Accessibility Tour" begins at 12:30pm at Bayview Cemetery, 1420 Woburn St. This tour will remain on paved surfaces and is suitable for people using walkers or wheelchairs, or who cannot walk over uneven ground. Register in advance for the free event. 778-7150
    12:30pm
  • VIGIL FOR PEACE: Join the longest-running Peace Vigil in the country—48 years and counting—from 4-5pm every Friday afternoon at the corners of Cornwall Avenue and Magnolia Street. http://www.whatcompjc.org
    4:00pm
  • Bellingham Reads: The Big Burn will be the topic of discussion at tonight's Bellingham Reads discussion at 6:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. 778-7323
    6:30pm
  • Cracked Crab Cruise: Join San Juan Cruises and dine on the Northwest’s finest Dungeness crab—and a variety of other edible goodies—at the annual Chuckanut Cracked Crab Dinner Cruise from 6:30-9pm every Friday and Saturday through Sept. 14 leaving from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry is $29-$59. http://www.whales.com
    6:30pm
  • Melissa Greener: Eclectic folk and roots rocker Melissa Greener performs at a special house concert at 7pm in Bellingham at the historic Lich Home, 2429 Victor St. Entry is $15. 671-0788
    7:00pm

Saturday, September 14, 2013 (41 events)

  • FInal Week of Bard on the Beach: Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Measure for Measure, and Elizabeth Rex show in repertory at Bard on the Beach through Saturday at Vancouver B.C.’s Vanier Park. Tickets are $25-$43 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    12:00am
  • Eat Local Month: Dozens of opportunities for dining locally will take place through September as part of Sustainable Connections' "Eat Local Month" in Whatcom County. The events will highlight local foods, farms and fishers, and there'll be cooking classes, special dinners, food-focused movies, foraging trips, farm tours and more. Check the website listed here for a full roster of events. http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
    12:00am
  • Music Box #5: Heartbroken and Hopeful Again: A new season opens with showings of "MusicBox #5: Heartbroken and Hopeful Again" this weekend with 9pm gigs Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Performances—which combine the talents of musical groups City of Lost Children and Falling Upstairs, writer Solomon Olmstead, and choreographer Kelly Bjork—continue through Sept. 21. Tickets are $10. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    9:00pm
  • Genre Legends: Mystery, documentary, horror, western and other film genres will likely make appearances during multiple improvised storylines at "Genre Legends" shows at 9pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $8-$10. Additional showings of the format happen Sept. 20-21. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    9:00pm
  • Bard on the Beach: Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Measure for Measure, and Elizabeth Rex show in repertory at Bard on the Beach through Sept. 14 at Vancouver B.C.’s Vanier Park. Tickets are $25-$43 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    12:00am
  • Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Get in on the sister act when Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls the Dice shows for the final week at various times Wednesday through Sunday at Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Expect "Sister" to tackle everything from magicians and show girls to live animal acts and the dangers of drive-through marriage chapels. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Cheating Cheaters: Nun impersonators, burglars, larceny and saintly visits can be expected when Foothills Theater presents Cheating Cheaters at 7pm Thursday and Friday and 2pm Sunday at Everson's Nooksack Valley High School Performing Arts Center, 3326 E. Badger Rd. Tickets are $5-$8. (360) 966-7561
    7:00pm
  • Whatcom Water Weeks: "Water, Food & You" will be the theme of the annual "Whatcom Water Weeks," which will feature a number of events through Sept. 22 throughout Whatcom County. Businesses, nonprofits and community groups will celebrate the importance of water, share info about the state of the resource, offer stewardship opportunities and expand awareness and appreciation of our marine and freshwater resources and the role water plays in our lives. See the website listed here for a full roster of events. http://www.whatcomwin.org
    12:00am
  • Fall Book Sale: Books, DVDs, CDs and more will be available at a Fall Book Sale from 10am-5pm Friday and Saturday at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. The sale happens again Sept. 20-21. http://www.wcls.org
    10:00am
  • Grease Jr.: The students of Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth (BAAY) will present showings of the musical Grease Jr. at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the group's headquarters at 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $10. P.S. This is an entirely new cast from last week's production. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Farming the Arts Workshop: Meaningful conversations, writing exercises and an introduction to the art of letterpress will be part of a "Farming the Arts: Poetry and Letterpress" workshop from 10am-3pm Saturday and Sunday in Bow at Harmony Fields. Paul Hunter will lead the class. Cost is $45 per day or $95 for both days. http://www.hfproduce.com
    10:00am
  • Art in the Park: The Ferndale Arts Commission will host the annual "Art in the Park" from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at Ferndale's Pioneer Park, 2004 Cherry St. In addition to work from nearly a dozen area artists, there'll also be live music, storytelling, activities for kids, a drum circle and much more. Entry is free. http://www.cityofferndale.org
    10:00am
  • Fairhaven Walking Club: Whether you’re looking to improve or compete, all are welcome at the weekly Fairhaven Walking Club led by Cindy Paffumi starting at 8am at various locations in Fairhaven. Walk routes and meeting places change from week to week. All paces are welcome. 676-4955 or 319-3350
    8:00am
  • Community Pancake Breakfast: All are welcome at the monthly Community Pancake Breakfast from 8-11am at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. Entry is $3.50 for kids, $6 for adults or $13 for a family of four. 733-4030
    8:00am
  • Waterfront 15k: Fairhaven Runners and Bellingham Parks & Rec will host the annual Fairhaven Runners Waterfront 15K starting at 8:30am at the Fairhaven Village Green. The run will feature waterfront views, chip timing and a post-race party. Entry is $30-$35. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    8:30am
  • River Cleanup: Prepare to get dirty and work hard at today's South Fork Nooksack River Cleanup from 8:30am-3pm along the river. Registration is required. After picking up trash, attend a party at Everybody's Store. 733-1080 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    8:30am
  • Hypertufa Class: A "Make It and Take It" Hypertufa Class begins at 9am at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. The workshop fee is $39. Registration is required. 676-5480
    9:00am
  • Sumas Book Club: All adults are welcome at the monthly meeting of the Sumas Book Club from 9-10am at the Sumas Library, 451 2nd St. 305-3600
    9:00am
  • Work Party: Adults and kids are welcome to attend a Little Squalicum Creek Restoration Work Party from 9am-12pm at the Bellingham Technical College. Follow signs to the work site. Participants will be removing invasive weeds and mulching new seedlings. 733-8307 or http://www.re-sources.org
    9:00am
  • Mount Vernon Farmers Market: The Mount Vernon Farmers Market can be visited from 9am-1pm every Saturday through Oct. 19 at Skagit State Bank, 901 Cleveland Ave. http://www.mountvernonfarmersmarket.com
    9:00am
  • Anacortes Farmers Market: Drop by the Anacortes Farmers Market from 9am-2pm every Saturday through Oct. 26 at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. http://www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
    9:00am
  • Car Show: Raffle prize drawings will happen every half-hour during the Northstars Car Show from 9am-3:30pm at Bellingham Christian School, 1600 E. Sunset Dr. Admission is free; donations are accepted. http://www.bellinghamchristianschool.org
    9:00am
  • AAUW Meeting: The American Association of University Women will host Karen Manelis at their monthly meeting at 10am at the YWCA, 1026 N. Forest St. "AAUW Supports Going to College: Let Us Count the Ways" will be the focus. 392-8856
    10:00am
  • Alger Community Fundraiser: Train rides, craft vendors, a raffle, a car wash, bake sales, a bouncy house, a beer garden, informational booths and more will be part of today's Alger Community Fundraiser from 10am-4pm at the Alger Community Hall, 18735 Parkview Lane. Proceeds will be used for building maintenance and hall improvements. (360) 724-0340
    10:00am
  • Ferndale Public Market: Attend the Ferndale Public Market from 10am-3pm every Saturday through Oct. 26 at the town’s Centennial Riverwalk Park. http://www.ferndalepublicmarket.com
    10:00am
  • Bellingham Farmers Market: The Bellingham Farmers Market can be visited from 10am-3pm every Saturday through Dec. 21 at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    10:00am
  • Whatcom County Farm Tour: As part of Eat Local Month, Sustainable Connections will host the sixth annual Whatcom County Farm Tour from 10am-5pm at 11 tour stops throughout Whatcom County. The free, self-guided tour includes tastings and samples, demonstrations, winery tours, activities for kids, train rides and much, much more. http://www.sustainableconnections.org
    10:00am
  • Fall in the Orchard: When is it ripe? How do I store it? These questions—and more–will be answered at a "Fall in the Orchard" primer from 10:30am-12pm at Everson's Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Rd. Entry is free; donations are gladly accepted. http://www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org
    10:30am
  • Family Activity Day: "Water's Great Journey" will be the theme of a Family Activity Day gathering from 11am-4pm at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora Stt. Families can explore the FIG’s watersheds using our interactive watershed model or create water-cycle based art in the studio. Admission is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    11:00am
  • Locust Beach Cleanup: Volunteers can team up with Surfrider to pick up trash along Bellingham Bay at a work party from 11am-1pm on Locust Beach. The event is part of the International Coastal Cleanup and Whatcom Water Weeks. http://www.whatcomwin.org
    11:00am
  • Motive Signing: Silverdale author and longtime public school teacher Peter Stockwell signs copies of his latest murder mystery, Motive, from 11am-2pm at Cozy Corner Books & Coffee, 3094 Northwest Ave. 697-4099
    11:00am
  • Books & Brews Festival: Meet local authors and enjoy local brews at the inaugural "Books & Brews Festival" from 12-4pm at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Meet PNW authors of all genres, sip on cold ones, and, if you so desire, purchase a book or two. Entry is free. http://www.whatcomwritersandpublishers.org
    12:00pm
  • Canning and Cocktails: Master Food Preservers Katharine Isserlis and Ann Darlin Leason will lead a "Canning and Cocktails" class from 3-6pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 509 S. First St. Cost is $30. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    3:00pm
  • Veterans Celebration: An inaugural Veterans Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction begins at 5:30pm at Bellingham's VFW Post 1585, 625 N. State St. Entry is $35; all proceeds benefit the post, and Growing Veterans, a local farming project for assisting veteran transition. (360) 650-3324
    5:30pm
  • Line Dancing Classes: Western Line Dancing classes are offered at 6pm (beginners) and 7pm (intermediates) every Friday night at Lynden’s Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd. No experience or partner is needed. Cost is $5 per class. 354-4325
    6:00pm
  • Cracked Crab Cruise: Join San Juan Cruises and dine on the Northwest’s finest Dungeness crab—and a variety of other edible goodies—at the annual Chuckanut Cracked Crab Dinner Cruise from 6:30-9pm every Friday and Saturday through Sept. 14 leaving from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry is $29-$59. http://www.whales.com
    6:30pm
  • Author’s Companion: William Kenower, Author magazine Editor-in-Chief, shares ideas from his new book Write Within Yourself: An Author's Companion at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Chamber Music Concert: Acclaimed regional musicians Pat Nelson, Matthew Olson, Esther Olson, Leslie Johnson, and Matthew Rehfeldt perform at a Bellingham Chamber Music Society gig at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $5 for students, $20 general. http://www.bellinghamchambermusic.org
    7:00pm
  • Contra Dance: Join the Bellingham Country Dance Society for its bimonthly Contra Dance from 7-10pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. There will be live music by Northern Contraband, and a 7pm workshop. Entry is $8-$10 at the door. http://www.bellinghamcountrydance.org
    7:00pm
  • Back Alley Cats: Dance, comedy, music and more will be part of the bimonthly performance by the Back Alley Cats vaudeville group at 8pm at Mount Vernon's 1st Street Cabaret, 612 S. First St. Entry is $5. http://www.riverbelledinnertheatre.com
    8:00pm
  • Tango by the Bay: Tocato Tango will provide live music at the monthly "Tango by the Bay" from 8-11pm at the Squalicum Yacht Club, 2633 S. Harbor Loop Dr. No partner or experience is needed. Entry is $7-$10. http://www.bellinghamusadance.com
    8:00pm

 

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